shantyman

2004-03-15, 15:51

For those (rare) times when you can only find one tree, I have a couple questions:

1. can you just use a tent pole at one end to support the hammock and use a couple of guide wires on the tent pole?

2, Can a tent pole support the weight? My hammock has a 200lbs. limit, which means each end is supporting 100lbs. approximately (?), so the tent pole would have to support 100 lbs.?

3. Are there special safety considerations for wrapping the hammock tree webbing around a tent pole?

4. How high should that tent pole hookup be? 6 feet or so I think?

4. Where do I even begin to look for a tent pole that will support 100lbs? For packing reasons, I also need it to be a telescoping tent pole that has a maximum packed length of 21 inches and it has to extend to a minimum of 6 feet.

I'm 5'8" and 180 lbs if it matters. It's a Hennesy ultra-lite hammock.

thanks for any input on these questions.

1. can you just use a tent pole at one end to support the hammock and use a couple of guide wires on the tent pole?

2, Can a tent pole support the weight? My hammock has a 200lbs. limit, which means each end is supporting 100lbs. approximately (?), so the tent pole would have to support 100 lbs.?

3. Are there special safety considerations for wrapping the hammock tree webbing around a tent pole?

4. How high should that tent pole hookup be? 6 feet or so I think?

4. Where do I even begin to look for a tent pole that will support 100lbs? For packing reasons, I also need it to be a telescoping tent pole that has a maximum packed length of 21 inches and it has to extend to a minimum of 6 feet.

I'm 5'8" and 180 lbs if it matters. It's a Hennesy ultra-lite hammock.

thanks for any input on these questions.